Lime or lemon Juice
Salt & Pepper
Cornish Game Hens
Whisk together olive oil, garlic cloves, fresh oregano leaves, freshly squeezed lime juice, ground cumin, and kosher salt and black pepper in a small bowl.
Divide the marinade into 2 large food storage bags and transfer hens into the bags (2 hens per bag).
Make sure that the marinade is well distributed. Get the air out of each bag as much as possible, seal and let it marinade for 4 hours, or preferably, overnight.
Transfer Cornish Hens to the dutch oven with the breast meat side up, and make sure that they are snuggly. If preffered, add in a sliced lime.
To roast cornish hens, first start in a preheated 425-F oven and bake them for 20 min. Reduce the heat to 375 F and roast for 1 hour 15 min to 1 hour 30 min.